Reader, I must level with you. There are times when I can't help wondering whatever happened to the Connells, that mysterious group who had a classic one-hit wonder nineteen years ago with the song 74-75.
I mostly can't help wondering it whenever I see the numbers 74 or 75.
I am currently seeing the number 74.
And that can only mean one thing.
It's time to look at what our favourite Marvel heroes were up to in April of that very year.
The Avengers are still having ludicrous amounts of trouble defeating Zodiac, despite the bad guys barely being able to muster a super-power between them.
Wasn't this image used as the cover to one of Marvel UK's 1970s' annuals? Or am I going mad?
Do I detect the hand of Neal Adams in this cover?
Then again, do I also detect the hand of Tony DeZuniga?
Either way, it's an oddly static thing, lacking our hero's usual eagerness to leap headlong into the fray.
It's time to journey up the nostrils, as Gil Kane gives us our heroes vs the Banshee.
I must confess to knowing nothing at all about Ternak. Did he make any future appearances?
Hooray! The Cobalt Man's still causing trouble for the Hulk.
The Freak is back.
For some reason, every time I see the Freak in an Iron Man comic, I have the irresistible urge to sing Rick James' Super Freak. That in turn makes me want to start randomly shouting, "Hammer Time."
If you ever meet me, you can't say you haven't been warned.
It's the story you never thought you'd see!
Mostly because it's ridiculous.
Aunt May's IQ drops even further as she decides it'd be a good idea to marry Dr Octopus.
But, of course, he only wants her for one thing.
Her nuclear power station.
It's up-the-nostrils-time again, as Gil Kane gives us Thor and Hercules.
Is this the one where the Mutant Master is defeated when his chair explodes?
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